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Posted on: 2/5/05 1:15 PM
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My first stab at knits was with a woman who sold lots of knits and taught me to make t-shirts and panties. She commented on t-shirts that became twisted with washing. She told me to lay my Kwik Sew pattern on the material and just cut half of the garment with the pattern piece with the material opened not folded. Than fold the material in half, I notch where half is on the bottom because of the neck line is easy to see where it ends than simply cut the second half. No more twisiting.
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Georgene said...
Hi Kris, I assume that your teacher meant you should place the half pattern along the straight grainline (hopefully visible on your knit), then flip the pattern and cut other half. Or fold if that seems easier. I've seen this technique used more often with single layer fabric and half patterns. Often folding the fabric is more difficult than just flipping the pattern.
2/6/05 6:43 PM
Kris92833 said...
Georgene, you're right, of course about the straight grainline, I use the selvages to find that. I've never had any problem folding the fabric and never had the fabric twist after washing. But I suppose that could be from finding the grainline in the first place.
2/7/05 11:23 AM
Irene said...
Nice tip. Thanks for the clarification, Georgene; I was a bit puzzled when I first read this. Kris, I find that aligning selvedges works less than half of the time on the knits I use. The knitting process doesn't always produce parallel and even sides. If I fold from edge-to-edge, I check the fold to verify that it runs down the same column of stitches. If not, I re-fold along the column and let the edges fall where they may. Often, I stitches. I might fold along the column, mark with chalk (on the wrong side), use a large running stitch. I need strong, clear lighting, so I try to do this task in the daytime,
2/7/05 10:21 PM
firstmate said...
Sounds like something I need to know but I just don't get it!
2/26/05 10:02 AM

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